With a superb win over Leicester City, Arsenal moved up to fifth in the Premier League rankings, and Ben White was quick to applaud his centre-back partner Gabriel on social media.
Arsenal’s winning streak was sustained with a 2-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, as Mikel Arteta’s side kept their European hopes alive.
Gabriel and Emile Smith both scored goals. After the final whistle, Rowe pushed Arsenal into fifth position, level on points with fourth-placed West Ham, who have yet to play this weekend.
Gabriel, who had missed the start of the season due to injury, not only scored but also put in a fantastic defensive shift with a performance that continued to capture the eye.
His defensive relationship with Ben White is thriving, as the two have clearly established themselves as Mikel Arteta’s first-choice back-up.
The pair were rewarded with a clean sheet against Leicester, the Gunners keeping their opponents at bay for only the fourth time in the Premier League this season – and the first since a goalless draw against Brighton.
While the increasing cooperation has been seen on the field, it’s clear that a bond is blossoming off it as well.
Gabriel resorted to social media to celebrate his team’s victory over Leicester, writing on Instagram: “+3 points and a squeaky-clean sheet Gunners, come on! “..
White’s reaction was merely four letters and a single emoji, but it was well received by fans, as he replied: “My CB” – with a heart.
Arsenal fans will be hoping for a long-term partnership between the two players, who are both under the age of 25.
Due to the lack of European play this season, Arsenal will take a week off before facing Watford next Saturday.